I'll admit, I've been a part of it... we all have....
This player sucks, this player blows, draft this position and move this player here, we need this position, we need that position..... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
If we would all stop for a second, Mayhew and Schwartz have shown us the way. Stafford, Pettigrew, Delmas, all rated #1 respectively at their positions have all made an immediate impact on this team. Bottom line, Talent.
So as the draft gets closer and the fanposts get clogged with mocks... I put it to the POD'ers to STOP with the 'needs' and the 'position' talk when describing why you picked so and so for this or that round... because at the end of the day only one thing should matter... Talent, no matter the position. The Lions cannot afford to do anything else.
(and to quiet the smart-asses, I would agree that one could scratch certain positions off the #1 pick list no matter the talent... like TE and QB...K&P)
Its also time we give the current players a break.... the current talent can only handle so much...as is blatantly obvious.
Personally, I could care less who the Lions draft as long as the talent pool goes up.
So there's my pre-mock draft rant... flame on... and I'll leave you with this...
Lion's draft should concentrate on....
Talent alone, we need top guys at every position (64 votes)
Position first, we need to fill the holes (22 votes)
I like mock drafts (11 votes)
97 total votes